Whenever I try to open chromium from the desktop, I get a loading cursor, then nothing happens. I tried to start it from terminal to see what the problem was, and it returned this error:

1:1:1112/112537:FATAL:setuid_sandbox_client.cc(126)] Check failed: IsFileSystemAccessDenied(). 
#0 0x000055435098 base::debug::StackTrace::StackTrace()
#1 0x00005544a87c logging::LogMessage::~LogMessage()
#2 0x000058044e50 sandbox::SetuidSandboxClient::ChrootMe()
#3 0x000057d81aa4 content::ZygoteMain()
#4 0x0000553fed4c content::RunZygote()
#5 0x000055400300 content::ContentMainRunnerImpl::Run()
#6 0x0000553feacc content::ContentMain()
#7 0x000054f58a1c ChromeMain
#8 0x000075ba2294 __libc_start_main

Received signal 6
#0 0x000055435098 base::debug::StackTrace::StackTrace()
#1 0x000055434fe8 base::debug::(anonymous namespace)::StackDumpSignalHandler()
#2 0x000075bb91a0 <unknown>
#3 0x000075bb7f70 gsignal
[end of stack trace]

2 Answers 2


Try to re-install it to avoid any corruption in its files:

sudo apt-get remove chromium-browser
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
  • 1
    Before installing chromium-browser again it would be a good advice to sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade and reboot if you have a lot of updates.
    – Ingo
    Apr 28, 2019 at 21:18

You can try rename chrome folder ,inside /home/your_user/.config/ , as backup and try to open browser . Automatically it creates a new one folder. It has been working for me when upgrades or updates break configs .

  • Didn't work. Returned the same stack trace as before. Nov 12, 2016 at 19:15

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